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Congress in Contempt: Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

We appear to be a masochistic electorate and Congress appears to count on it. Congress holds us in contempt. That's not likely to change until we impose the discipline upon it that it's unwilling to impose upon itself.

Debate Over Deficits Misses One Key Fact: Consumers Aren't Spending

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A tepid gain in consumer spending last month could fuel a debate over whether the United States and other governments should further sti...